July 24, 2014

Arts & Culture

July artist

Ellen Elder was elected July Artist of the Month during the Village Art Club's recent meeting. Her watercolor painting "Glistening Apples" is a Louise Jackson design. Watercolor is Elder's favorite medium.

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Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities.

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Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

LOS ANGELES -- When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

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Younger couples weigh in on how they handle money

DEAR READERS: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any money I earn is mine" in a marriage or live-in situation. He said when he married, he and his wife considered what they earned to be "theirs" -- not his or hers. When I asked my "younger readers" to chime in, I was inundated. Some excerpts:

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